Meredith Video Studios has announced a new home and gardening channel called DIGS, which will premiere on YouTube in the first quarter of 2012. DIGS will begin with seven unique series and each of the series’ episodes will be around five minutes long. According to Paul Karpowicz, the president of Meredith Local Media Group, the goal of the channel is to “entertain viewers, and bring the home and garden category to life.”
The original series cover an assortment of home and gardening DIY topics. Jordan in the House features decorating and home entertaining expert Jordan Reid, best known for her popular blog. Door Knock Design is a cross between Home Makeover and the Publisher’s Clearinghouse prize. A do-it-yourself expert arrives unannounced at a homeowners front door and helps them turn their interior design wishes into reality over the course of the day. The theme of the show is to encourage one-day projects that can transform a room.
Gardens of the Rich and Famous gives viewers a tour of celebrity backyards. Where most of us have a little grass, a few flowers, and a chair or two, these backyards feature fish ponds, custom-built greenhouses to grow exotic flowers and plants, and gazebos for get-togethers or outdoor family dining. While the series intends to show how the upper-half lives, it will also serve to inspire the weekend gardener with ways to spruce up their own backyard space.
Home-Made spotlights local craftsmen and takes a behind-the-scenes look at how they create their wares while Ready, Set, Celebrate! is a guide on how to put on a party. No Man’s Land explores how women can make the distaff version of a man cave, offering tips on setting up a room or space in the house that is completely her own.
And finally, Porcelain Thrones presents the world of bathrooms, from the eccentric to the sumptuous.